Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of the new york city marathon. that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" we begin with jobs. employers beefed up their payrolls last month, adding more jobs than expected as more americans counted themselves among the labor force. the official labor department count shows 171,000 jobs were created last month. that's much stroer than the 125,000 analysts were looking for. and the government revised its september new job count up to 148,000. thanks to more people looking for work, the unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9%. darren gersh has the story from washington d.c. >> reporter: the october employment report makes it clear a jobs recovery is solidly underway. >> i think the key message there is that employment growth has been taken up a notch. over the last three months we've added over 170,000 jobs on average. that's a little bit better than what we've been seeing. that is enough over the long haul to bring the unemployment rate down, but slowly. >> reporter: one of the best things about this jobs report: payroll gains were broad-based. retailing added 36,000 jobs. health care 31,000 jobs.
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> tom: still ahead, the new york city marathon is cancelled. what it means for advertisers of this world class event. that encouraging employment report didn't do much for stocks on wall street. stocks oped higher, but sellers took over.d the dow closed down 139 points, the nasdaq lost almost 38 points, the s&p closed off 13. for the week, the dow fell 0.1%. the nasdaq was down 0.2%. the s&p gained 0.2% this week. we'll talk more about the marts a little later in the program with our friday market monitor guest.ts he's duncan richardson at eaton vance. an update on the aftermath of hurricane sandy now. with temperatures dropping, tempers are flaring in some areas struggling with no per and dwindling food and clean water. >> this is staten island. four days after hurricane sandy brought her destructive winds ng storm surge of atlantic seawater. across the hudson river from new york, some new jersey neighborhoods remain inundated with flood waters. low temperatures this weekend are forecast to be close toas freezing. the official count from the artment of energy had 3.6en million customers